Calais[ka lā′, kal′ā′; Brit also kal′i; Fr kȧ le′]
Calais ornate town hall.
- seaport in N France, on the Strait of Dover: pop. 75,000
- Strait of Dover
A city of northern France on the Strait of Dover opposite Dover, England. The city fell to the English in 1347 after a siege of 11 months and was retaken by the French in 1558.